1117: Khuwyt

One of the Earliest Known Female Musicians

Lived: c. 1960 BCE, Ancient Egypt (Present-day Egypt)

Khuwyt was a singer and musician during the twelfth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. Her name and likeness are recorded in a painting in the tomb of Antefoker, who was a political official at the time.

Khuwyt is therefore considered one of the earliest known female musicians in world history, though of course little else of her life is known today.